Take Action, Read a Book & Be Healthy

bunnyThere are three important actions you can take today, below, along with an excellent–albeit chilling–book rec and some healthy recipe and skin care suggestions. Now you can’t claim to be bored today. 🙂

Peace Report
Help Free Syrian Human Rights Activist

Real Book
Child of God: A Chilling Tale of Depravity and Violence

Dessert Report
Low-Cal, High-Flavor Recipes at HungryGirl.com

Pet in the Pocket
Take Action: Bunnies Tortured and Killed at Petland

Cosmetics Report
For Your Skin’s Sake, Fake It

Bird Talk
Put an End to Unnecessary McDonald’s Chicken Cruelty

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Clinton Negotiations with North Korea Seem Promising

peacelilyMany of us were delighted and relieved to hear the news of Euna Lee and Laura Ling’s release from North Korea. Let’s hope that these peaceful negotiations can pave the way toward a more stable relationship with the country in the future as well.

Be sure to check out the handmade paper article today. There’s a site called FreetheSlaves.com where you can buy homemade paper and other products to help fight human trafficking.

Mortgages and Real Estate: News and Opinion
Get Your Real Estate News From Twitter

Japanese Politics & Culture
Traditional Japanese Animation, Superb Storytelling Expected in Ponyo

Maersk Air – Charter Airline
How to Be an Eco-Friendly Air Traveler

Solidarity House
Clintons Negotiate Release of U.S. Journalists From North Korea

Paper Making
Great Places to Buy Handmade Paper

1000 Dollar Film
Cheap Costumes and Makeup for Movie-Making
How to Get Cheap or Free Props for Your Movie

At Summer’s End

swimmingKnowing that summertime is coming to an end, we’re trying to squeeze in a few more things with our daughter before preschool resumes. There are some ideas below–try out what you like or post about what you and your family are doing at summer’s end.

Whale Talk
Heath Ledger’s Modest Mouse Whaling Video to Benefit Sea Shephered Conservation Society

Hungry Blogger
Slow Food National Day of Action

Working and Parenting
10 Things to Do Before School Starts

Children’s Bookclub
Higher! Higher!

Spirituality Bestsellers
Writing Down the Bones

Mosquitoes Suck

Good for dino DNA and... yeah, that's it.
Good for dino DNA and... yeah, that's it.

But otherwise, I freaking hate mosquitoes. There aren’t many things that I hate; raw onions, bigotry and public school history lessons top the list. But above all of the things that I can’t stand are these buzzy little buggers that ruin otherwise perfectly good days outside. I’m hoping that some of the natural vampire mosquito repellents that I ran across below will help me; maybe they’ll help you, too.

Healthy and Hale
Natural Ways to Nix Mosquitoes

Animal Report
Jellyfish and Friends are Greener Than You

Parenting Report
Breastfeeding Tips for Nursing Troubles

A Taste of Summer

crayonsCan you believe it’s already August? What a fast summer. I dread the day my wood sprite goes back to preschool. Yes, she loves it, and yes, it’s terrific for her, but I’ll miss her so much!

In the meantime, we still have a few weeks of summer left to enjoy the following activities.

Health Food Talk
Health Benefits of Peaches

Craft World
8 Crafts to Make with Seashells

Parenting Report
7 Activities to Do with Summer Seashells

Working and Parenting
School Supplies Shopping Time!

360 Blog
Support the Toxic Substances Control Act

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